Wild cassava genotypes presented lesser fecundity of cassava green mites (Mononychellus tanajoa in relation to the cultivated species (Manihot esculenta)), selected as resistant to semi-arid conditions in Northeast Brazil. These results suggest the presence of high levels of source of resistance within wild species of Manihot.
Noronha, A.; Boaventura, V.; Cavalcante, A.; Caldas, R.; Alves, A. Manihot wild species as source of resistance to cassava green mites. Presented at the First Scientific Meeting of the Global Cassava Partnership (GCP-I), Ghent, Belgium, 21-25 July 2008. (2008) 1 pp.